Future Needs of the U.S. Marine Transportation System: Hearing before the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, United States House of Representatives One Hundred Sixth Congress, First Session, May 13, 1999   [open pdf - 134KB]

On May 13, 1999, in Room 2167 Rayburn House Office Building, the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation will conduct an oversight hearing on the current and future needs of the U.S. marine transportation system. Many Federal agencies are currently working together to gather information and develop a strategy that ensures that U.S. waterways and ports, along with their intermodal connections, meet the transportation needs of the country in the 21st Century. Increasing the efficient use of our waterways has additional economic and environmental benefits. The marine transportation system can relieve congestion in other transportation modes. Water transportation is more fuel efficient than other transportation modes and reduces carbon emissions by one-third or more. Transporting bulk goods by water also results in a 35 percent reduction in transportation costs when compared to other modes of transportation. Statements include those of the following persons: James Loy, Clyde J. Hart, Jr., Scott B. Gudes, Joseph Cox, Thomas J. Chase, Edward M. Emmett, C. Johnathan Benner, George J. Ryan, and Paul G. Kirchner.

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